pneumo-(redirected from pneumono-)
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1. Air; gas: pneumothorax.
2. Lung; pulmonary: pneumoconiosis.
3. Respiration: pneumograph.
4. Pneumonia: pneumococcus.
pneumono-, before a vowel
pneum-or before a vowel
(Physiology) of or related to a lung or the lungs; respiratory: pneumoconiosis; pneumonitis.
[from Greek pneumōn lung or pneuma breath]
a combining form meaning “lung,” “thorax”: pneumograph.
[shortening of pneumono-, comb. form representing Greek pneúmōn lung; akin to pneûma breath (see pneuma)]